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is the first to look at the effects of increasing medicare eligibility age in the post aca era. and that's important because it to scare some extent alleviates the concern that tricia mentioned that people who lost their eligibility for medicare would lose access to health insurance entirely. under the law they would have access to new sources of coverage. so our study also goes beyond some of the other analysis to look at the effect of raising the age of eligibility not just on federal spending and medicare spinedding but also on state spending, on out of pocket costs for the 65 and 66-year-olds who shift out of medicare, on employer cost, on cost for part b. premium for remain. on exchange premium for younger enroll lee as well as the totalling health spending effect of the changes across the different payers. we estimated that about 5 million 65 and 66-year-old would be affected. we assumed that all would have coverage from another source if not from medicare the supreme court decision to make the medicaid expansion optional calls this an assumption in to question to some degree. in t
that you have the aca, that you can have this discussion in a way that was much harder to have before. it is really a way of saying for those who are able to continue working, can we begin to reorient the expectation for the next generation which is what we're talking about, recognizing that for people who are in that pre, now premedicare age, they will no longer have to postpone taking care of health care because they, in fact, have an option. so it is why this discussion takes on a whole different tone as a result of the affordable care act having been passed. >> i mean, i would say we have options, but we don't know if they're affordable options, and that's really the big difference. >> al milliken, am media. what can we learn from other countries? i'm wondering if any of you have studied the health benefit programs elsewhere, and do any have comparable insurance programs, and what has been the experience in other nations? >> most of them are struggling mightily with the promises they are made which encourage people to e retire even earlier tan they do in the united states -- than
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